For the volleyball Warriors, an extended road trip would not be complete without a barbecue. Today, graduate assistant Jarrod Lofy’s parents are hosting a barbecue for the Warriors and their families in Long Beach.
The Warriors have some downtime today because the WNIT game will delay their practice in Pauley Pavilion until 7:30 tonight. Besides, two of the Fs — food and family — are part of the Warriors’ culture. After each home match, there is a potluck; sometimes visiting teams are invited to participate. But that’s not unusual. It was sportscaster Jim Leahey who initially suggested that the visiting team’s seniors also be recognized on UH’s senior night, a tradition that remains in place.
The ohana spirit is widespread on the Manoa campus. The softball team’s post-game meals are legendary.
On those Sunday nights spent in video reviews and game-planning, Norm Chow will make sure his assistant coaches and staff are fed, catering dinners in the office. Chow also will use his own money to pay for lunch outings for his staff. Make that the three Fs — food, family and football.
GOOD MORNING, HAWAII!
SHOUT OUT TO BOOLAKANAKA!
Not only did did he put out $$$ for the Coaches Choice matching contest, he has now contributed $$ for materials needed for Coach Wade’s beautification efforts on April 4 on the Lower Campus! A big Thank You to you.
I hope the Bloggers will show up at Lower Campus on April 4, 8:00AM to help Coach Wade’s clean-up efforts.
And don’t forget the Coaches Choice campaign!
still very disappointed by the “leadership” of upper campus for “willfully” delaying the posting of the bb HC position to coincide with the naming of Matlin as the UHAD – now, they realize part of their woefully subpar leadership management skills by suddenly cutting short the application time by a week or more so applicants can be interviewed by Matlin while attending the Final Four
how short-sighted of Bly-whatever – position could have been posted three or more weeks ago and not interfere with the new UHAD conducting interviews/selection of the new men’s bb HC.
unfortunately, this makes upper campus look bad and it could have been avoided!
Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.
Tom, yup…hope many Tsaikos will come to help out on Saturday.
Mahalo to Boolakanaka too for the support…dang talk about putting up or…you da man!
me seem to remember one interview with that Bly guy and he mentioned hiring a B-ball coach was not anything we needed to do right away. Now we see they trying to fast forward the hiring. I hope this is not an indication of his leadership.
Trouble when you reach a certain age …
I forgot – thank you DPK! You and Boolakanaka are super supporters and great fans of UH Athletics!
Good morning everyone!
“Football, food, friends, family and fun” sounds familiar…
IT WAS DISTURBING TO SEE BLY-VERMIN DURING THE AD’S INTRODUCTION ACCEPTANCE SPEECH STEP IN AND MAKE HIS COMMENTS; IT WAS AS IF VERMIN WAS SUBLIMINALLY SHOWING ALL TO SEE THAT HE IS THE CONTROLLING HONCHO.
Happy Palm Sunday Gang.
#9, I hope he is a controlling guy to put an end to the nonsense the past AD BJ was able to get away with. as for the comment about posting for bb coach being late – that’s total nonsense – UH is going to get MANY qualified applications – lot of them far superior in resume and experience than Benji Taylor. I’ll be totally shocked if Taylor ends up being the head coach when there are so many better choices out there.
As for Chow using his own money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (as was proudly announced by the writer in the past) – SO WHAT! Chow has taken millions off the coffers of UH athletics and no amount of free food is going to make that up.
Happy Palm Sunday indeed!
Thanks for the shout Tom, but that was all Boola for the vball project. I was merely a go between… sorta like everybody’s favorite Tsaiko/Judge! 😉 Mahalo plenty for all you do, judge!
is it me or has this blog fallen on “hard times” with the small number of posts now!
in its “heyday”, even if it’s spring break, there would be a lot of chatter amongst certain Tsaikos about what they anticipate for spring training that the number would be well over 100 each and every day
even the “lurkers” and many “old timers” have given way to certain negativism and decided NOT to post any comments – what drove them away???
perhaps a “contest” will revive the numbers?
MAYBE LOOK AT ATTENDANCE FIGURES for the sports venues….. N BOTH GO ‘
DOWN’ THE SAME PERCENTAGE..
coaches…AD… gib… very many negatives.. n if control the trolls…then will go down cuz no one to rile them up ….give u more time 2 work there he he he
Great Afternoon All!
5 F’s Fo’eva!
Erryboddy stay on KaoHon (need lillo bit translation)…and dey talkin’ about YOU! nahnahnah 😉
maybe kaon…that one…now 2 early yet here for a eat…only 11 am…
A-House — I think it has something to do with the 5 F’s of the blog: Football, Food, Friends, Family, and Fun.
We’ve been sadly lacking in the FUN in recent years.
…and we’ve had no Karaoke Calls or Blog Parties. I have not succeeded in getting ST on a local blog cruise yet to meet the Tsai-kos on Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai…a super interisland Cattle Call with karaoke every night. 🙂
I like that ST has expanded the scope of the blog beyond football. There are so many huge positives in UH Athletics that make following UH sports fun. The scale of an excellent football game at Aloha Stadium is hard to match, but the Stan Sheriff Center (and Rainbow Stadium) are fantastic venues and all 4 teams in the SSC have excelled this year. I renewed my football season tickets because I believe UH will (sometime soon) be competitive in the MWC.
NJIT is still alive in the CIT. They play at Northern Arizona in one of the semifinals.
The people in charge down at the lower campus made the right call.
Down goes Louisville.
Down goes Pitino.
Gonzaga is in.
UH is good this year. Crucial is their backups. Rotation and playing smart for men’s vb team. Brooke!
Excuse if I didn’t see the entry but did the BOR
Move the AD confirmation hearing up into early April so as to coincide with the BB coaches hiring and other important issues. Just wondering. Haven’t read the whole blog but don’t remember seeing any one post that information.
The blog lives on StevenM
Everything A-OK DPK.
Come visit down at Aulani.
Good morning. What is the highest jump for UH men’s vb? 48 ” 50″ 55 “
The baseball team is depressing me so much, I may actually attend my first men’s volleyball match ever.
It’s getting to the point that I’m surprised whenever they score a run.
Great starting pitching, though.
I think Jarrett Arakawa should be used as a middle reliever.
I would be surprised if it was anything past the low 40 inches….for instance, I think the NBA record of recent was 46 inches, by DJ Stephens of the University of Memphis. I have never heard of a 50+ vertical leap.
I know some cats jump on 6 foot boxes as a method of training, but that is not a technical vertical leap..i.e. a straight jump from a stationary position with no knees bent.
Lee C and Ann are okay.
No knees bent? How can?
Actually, Chow buys full-on meals for his staff.
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